If you follow our Instagram feed you will see I have been visiting Margate rather a lot over the last few months and have now become the proud owner of a very tiny bungalow in Cliftonville. Five minutes from the sea and a ten minute walk to the old town, the house is in the perfect location, but needs a lot of imagination and even more work to turn it into the streamlined Modernist home we have in our heads (and on my pinterest boards)!
Over the next few months we will be stripping walls, pulling up carpets and knocking down walls and I will be sharing our ideas and asking for advice. We have never renovated a house before, as raising children and having a career always seemed more important.
I have never embarked on a joint project with my husband either and it will be interesting to see how an eclectic, colour loving fashion forecaster and minimal, graphic designer can bring their two visions together. Our house in London is mostly my taste – so it will be a challenge for me to discuss rather than decide!
Here are a few of the patterns we have encountered while stripping back the layers!